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Pencil Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

For kids, back to school time is always an exciting time. It’s a chance to see old friends, meet new ones, and learn new things.

And what better way to celebrate the start of a new school year than by getting crafty?

This pencil paper bag puppet craft is perfect for kids of all ages. It’s a great way to get them excited about back to school, and it’s also a lot of fun.

Plus, it’s a simple way to encourage pretend play and imagination. All you need is a paper bag, some construction paper, scissors, and glue.

Then just let your little ones go to town! They’ll love creating their own unique puppets, and you’ll love seeing the smiles on their faces.

When they’re done, be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppets for more ideas!

Pencil Kids’ Craft

pencil puppet craft image collage with the words paper bag pencil

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Orange marker
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Pencil template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the pencil craft, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding pencil puppet craft template

Begin by gluing the top of the pencil to the pencil tip.

hand gluing zig zag to pencil puppet craft

Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the mouth. Trim off any excess paper, then glue it to the pencil tip, above the top of the pencil zig zags.

hand gluing tongue to mouth of pencil puppet craft
hand gluing mouth to pencil puppet craft

Glue the eyes in the middle of the pencil tip, above the mouth.

hand gluing eye to pencil puppet craft

Next, glue the cheeks to both sides of the mouth.

hand gluing cheek to pencil puppet craft

Finish off the top of the pencil by gluing the lead to the top of the pencil, then cut off the excess paper.

hand gluing lead to pencil puppet craft

Take the pencil base and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing yellow paper to pencil puppet craft

Place the eraser on the bottom of the pencil base and glue it in place.

hand gluing eraser to pencil puppet craft

Glue the metal band just above the eraser.

hand gluing metal band to pencil puppet craft

Position the top of the pencil onto the flap portion of the brown paper bag and glue it down.

hand gluing top to pencil puppet craft

Using a ruler, make lines with an orange marker from the bottom of the zig-zag to the top of the metal band.

hand drawing orange lines on paper bag pencil craft

Now your child has a cute back to school craft that’s super cute!

hand holding pencil puppet craft

Back To School Ideas

Going back to school doesn’t have to be all about sitting in a classroom and taking tests. This back to school season, mix things up and create an educational unit study for your kids that incorporates all of the best parts of fall. Read on below for our favorite ideas!

Fall Books For Kids

There are so many benefits to reading aloud to kids! It’s a great way to bond with them, help them learn to love books, and develop their listening skills. It also gives you a chance to model proper reading aloud technique – an important skill for them to learn!

And of course, it’s just plain fun. Spending time reading together is a great activity for both kids and adults alike. So grab a book and start reading aloud to your little ones today!

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Try adding in some of these fun fall books:

So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!

Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!

Fall Crafts For Kids

Crafting is not just a fun activity for kids, it also has many benefits. For example, crafting can help to develop fine motor skills, promote creativity, and foster problem-solving skills.

In addition, crafting can be a great way for kids to express themselves and learn about new materials and techniques. So whether your child is making a puppet or painting a picture with watercolors, they are sure to gain some valuable skills from the experience.

Try adding in some of these fall crafts for kids!

Crayon Paper Bag Puppet Craft – These puppets are perfect for classroom shows or for imaginative play at home. Your child is sure to have a blast making and playing with these crayon paper bag puppets.

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Handprint Apple Tree Craft – This craft is the perfect activity for apple season! Not only is it a fun way to celebrate the bounty of fall, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about the life cycle of an apple tree. Best of all, this craft can be made completely from paper, so there’s no need for paint or other messy materials.

Corn Craft For Preschoolers – Fall is a great time to do some fun crafts with your kids, and this corn craft is the perfect activity for young kids. Not only is it simple and easy to do, but it also helps with fine motor skills.

Fall Activities For Kids

Looking for a fun and educational way to keep your preschoolers busy this fall? Check out our selection of fall printables for preschool! These no-prep activities are perfect for practicing patterns, fine motor skills, counting, and more. Plus, they’re just the thing for getting kids into the autumn spirit.

The kids are heading back to school, and that means it’s time to celebrate with a special treat. These delicious apple graham crackers are made to look like apples, making them the perfect snack for an afternoon break or a lunchbox surprise. And best of all, they’re really easy to make. So get the kids involved in the kitchen and have some fun while you’re at it!

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Fall is a great time to explore sensory play with your kids. And what could be easier than this fall sensory playdough kit? No prep required – just open and play! Plus, it’s a perfect way to encourage your little ones to use their imaginations and have fun while they learn. Sensory play is important for development, so this is a great activity for kids!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Fall Ideas For Kids

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Pencil Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Back to school season is here, and that means it's time to get crafty! This pencil paper bag puppet craft is perfect for kids of all ages. It's a great way to get them excited about back to school, and it's also a lot of fun.

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Orange marker
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Pencil template

Instructions

  1. Download the pencil craft, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the top of the pencil to the pencil tip.
  3. Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the mouth. Trim off any excess paper, then glue it to the pencil tip, above the top of the pencil zig zags.
  4. Glue the eyes in the middle of the pencil tip, above the mouth.
  5. Next, glue the cheeks to both sides of the mouth.
  6. Finish off the top of the pencil by gluing the lead to the top of the pencil, then cut off the excess paper.
  7. Take the pencil base and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
  8. Place the eraser on the bottom of the pencil base and glue it in place.
  9. Glue the metal band just above the eraser.
  10. Position the top of the pencil onto the flap portion of the brown paper bag and glue it down.
  11. Using a ruler, make lines with an orange marker from the bottom of the zig-zag to the top of the metal band.

Did you make this craft?

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Pencil Puppet Template

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April Hawkins

Sunday 31st of July 2022

Can’t wait to use it!

Sam

Monday 1st of August 2022

Oh, good! Hope everyone enjoys it.

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